Tue.Feb 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day 2017

Feld Thoughts

To all the lovers and soulmates out there, today is a great day to reflect on your partnership. Amy and I have been together for over 26 years and she’s sitting next to me as I type this.

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Restaurant Business Plan

Up and Running

If you’re serious about opening a restaurant, you’ll have to draft up a formal and accurate business plan to pitch to banks, investors, and even potential employees. I won’t lie—writing a formal business plan isn’t exactly a breeze.

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Did You Fall For This Simple Phone Scam? (If So, You'll Be a Target Forever)

Inc Startups

Before you can be targeted by the hardcore scammers, you've got to fall for this deceptively simple scam first


Nine Ways to Get New Mileage From Worn Out Content

Duct Tape Marketing

Nine Ways to Get New Mileage From Worn Out Content written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. People don’t have enough time to continue to create the amount of content they need to attract visitors and convert them into leads. I get it.

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The 1 Incredibly Detailed Job Interview Question Elon Musk Always Asks

Inc Startups

The billionaire entrepreneur wants to see how you talk about your real-world experiences

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This Is The Reason People Get Their Financial Goals Wrong

Inc Startups

Money is a component of our well-being, and a means to supporting our life goals, so it warrants careful consideration

A Guide to Open-Ended Questions in Marketing Research


A good conversationalist knows that asking closed-ended questions is no way to make real friends. Similarly, in marketing research, there are certain limitations inherent to closed-ended questions. There’s a lot of value in asking both open and closed questions in a survey.

5 Revealing Questions That Job Seekers Should Ask Their Interviewers

Inc Startups

Being an active listener signals to the interviewer that you are a discerning job seeker


The Top 7 Ways To Make Your Small Business Look Large


As a small business owner, it is essential that you have faith in your company for it to progress. If you do not have faith in the business and believe the company cannot land the larger corporate contracts, this may be detrimental to success.

Need to Reduce Employee Turnover? 3 Steps to Keep Your Best Employees Happy

Inc Startups

Reduce employee turnover in less than 6 months.even with scarce resources

7 Hacks To Get More YouTube Subscribers

YFS Magazine

Have you ever wondered how you can grow your YouTube channel? If so, these proven hacks that can help you get more YouTube subscribers. This article 7 Hacks To Get More YouTube Subscribers appeared first in YFS Magazine.

How to Ditch Boring Ideas and Unleash Your Creative Genius

Inc Startups

Then use your superpower to infuse new life into your business


How Smart Founders Vet Tech Talent for Coding and Culture [Traction #36: Dan Reich, Troops]

View from Seed

Dan Reich is the CEO and co-founder of Troops, a company bringing artificial intelligence to your sales team’s workflow, right in Slack. Disclosure: NextView is an investor in Troops.). Today, we discuss Dan’s smart process hiring his early technical talent — both leadership and front-line developers. Subscribe to the NextView blog for future episodes and more resources for seed-stage startups: nextviewvc.com/blog. Follow Dan on Twitter: twitter.com/DanReich.

3 Questions Top Salespeople Always Ask Prospective Customers

Inc Startups

If you know who's doing what and when, you can avoid waiting in limbo while the big decision is made

Your inexperience is exactly why you should start a startup

Jeff Hilimire

The only real advice I give someone when they tell me they want to start a company one day is: DO IT TODAY ! And the answer I usually get back is that the person doesn’t have enough experience yet. Ironically, that’s the best reason TO start your company.

The Real Reason Napoleon Hill Grew Rich (Hint: It's Not What You Think)

Inc Startups

In this latest installment of Hype Men, you'll learn how to turn yourself into a successful guru despite how many failures you've had


Are We Trading Human Connection For More YouTube Views?

YFS Magazine

Online video and video marketing is on the rise while real human connections and attention spans are dwindling. Is any of it doing the world any favors? This article Are We Trading Human Connection For More YouTube Views? appeared first in YFS Magazine.

How Snapchat Is Going After Small and Midsize Businesses

Inc Startups

Snap is hoping to sign up businesses for a new product that gives them year-long access to create and manage their very own Snapchat geofilters

EnumSet and EnumMap


This article discusses java.util.EnumSet. and java.util.EnumMap. from Java's standard libraries. What are they? When should they be used? Could the implementations be improved? Could the APIs be improved? Conclusion. What are they? EnumSet. and EnumMap are compact, efficient implementations of the Set and Map interfaces. They have the constraint that their elements/keys come from a single enum type. Like HashSet and HashMap , they are modifiable.

Joy Villa Shows Why Being Authentic Is Riskier Than Being Risqué

Inc Startups

Authenticity is polarizing. and profitable


Column: Silver helps make it a weekend to celebrate for NBA

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The first signal that Adam Silver was more enlightened than the average commissioner came just months into his reign when he broke ranks with other sports leagues by calling for the legalization of sports betting


3 Effective Ways for Parents to Navigate the Future of Technology with Their Children According to Randi Zuckerberg

Inc Startups

How much time do you allow your kids to spend with technology

Spontaneous combustion may be cause of Statesville house fire

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

A blaze that destroyed a large part of a Statesville home last week and displaced a family of four may have been caused by a type of spontaneous combustion, Statesville Fire Marshal Mike Billings said


Facebook Is Launching a TV App for Videos

Inc Startups

The company made a few more video-related announcements on Tuesday

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Revised US tally: HIV infections fell 18 percent in 6 years

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

NEW YORK (AP) — New calculations to better track HIV infections confirm that the U.S. is seeing a strong and steady decline

Become a 'Follow Up Guru' and Watch Your Business Boom

Inc Startups

Simply because most people are terrible at following up


NC State running out of time to turn around ACC slide

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — The season is getting away from North Carolina State

3 Powerful Secrets Pros Never Share About Public Speaking

Inc Startups

It's worth getting over your fear of public speaking, and it will be much easier once you understand these three secret principles the pros know


No. 14 Virginia seeking remedy for blown leads on the road

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Virginia is heading into a critical stretch likely to determine whether it can win the ACC regular season title, and the No. 14 Cavaliers are hoping to learn from recent failures

14 Ways to Guarantee the Women in Your Life Are Happy

Inc Startups

Most women prefer small gestures over grand ones


Judges reject Gov. Cooper's request to extend ban on legislature's confirmation of cabinet

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — The Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature can keep for now its authority to confirm Cabinet secretaries of the new Democratic governor, a state judicial panel has ruled

Why This Activist VC Isn't Afraid to Bite the Hand That Feeds Her

Inc Startups

Two years ago, Arlan Hamilton was homeless. Now, she's a venture capitalist and one of the loudest proponents of tech industry's diversity efforts


NC Gov. Roy Cooper issues proposal to repeal HB2

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Roy Cooper unveiled Tuesday his first formal proposal for eliminating House Bill 2, which requires — as expected — a full repeal and adds two elements aimed at securing Republican support

What Donald Trump's Productivity Habits Say About His Goals

Inc Startups

Donald Trump is responsible for an inordinate amount of things. How he gets it all done is no longer a mystery if you know about his daily productivity habits